PUNE District Collector Naval Kishore Ram has directed officials of the state Revenue department to complete their survey of the crop damage caused by heavy rain in some parts of the district within four days and distribute the compensation as per government norms.
On Saturday, Ram visited the affected areas of Jhendewadi, Kalewadi, Sonari, Ambodi, Belsar, Supa, Kanheri, Katewadi, Baramati, Bori and Indapur, where he spoke to affected farmers and also visited fields damaged by the heavy rain. He directed officials from different departments to coordinate among themselves to ensure timely aid to the affected farmers.
“The officials have been directed to finish the panchnamas of the damage caused to crops and properties and submit a report to me within four days,” he said.
Among the worst-affected crops were guava and fig orchards in Purandar taluka, onion and grain in Baramati and grape orchards in Indapur areas, said the district collector. “I gave the affected farmers information about various schemes under which they can get relief and compensation. They have been promised that as soon as the survey and panchnama work is finished, the compensation will be released as per government norms,” said Ram.